Allegedly, one man from North Carolina created and distributed instruction manuals for the sole purpose of making bombs and booby-trap a home in order to specifically target and kill law enforcement officials, reported authorities.
It was reported by Fox News that Christopher Arthur, 38, was taken into custody on the 22nd of January on charges in relation to attempted murder and bomb-making in the wake of what the newsgroup stated as a “months-long FBI-led sting operation.”
“Law enforcement officers are being feloniously killed in the line of duty at an alarming rate — 2021 saw the most officers murdered since the 9/11 attacks,” stated Robert Wells, the FBI Special Agent in Charge, as part of a statement put froth this past Monday, according to Fox. “The behavior alleged in this indictment, training someone in methods of how to kill or injure law enforcement, is both serious and frightening.”
This past Monday was the first time Arthur made an appearance in court.
Arthur’s descent started back on May 27th, 2020, when authorities in New York were forced into a deadly shootout with a person that was suspected of attempting to recruit for and organize an armed militia for the purpose of attacking the U.S. government. Law enforcement officials chased after the suspect, who ran, and were forced into a shootout that ended with the subject dead. These law enforcement officials then found “three improvised explosive devices in the man’s car and more at his home, as well as a stockpile of firearms,” reported Fox. Police also discovered “tactical instructional manuals” from “Tackleberry Solutions,” which officials stated were written and distributed by Arthur. “The New York suspect’s phone also allegedly linked him to in-person training sessions with Arthur in North Carolina,” stated Fox.
One undercover agent with the FBI then contacted Arthur to request a PDF document from his company, Tackleberry Solutions. Arthur then, allegedly, responded by stating that he could give more information offline.
“On May 5, 2021, Arthur, at Arthur’s residence in Mount Olive, explained how to properly place IEDs through one’s property, the importance of creating a fatal funnel, the setup and use of remote-activated firearms, and how to evade arrest after killing members of law enforcement – all after learning the recipient of the explanation intended to kill federal law enforcement who might come to his home,” alleged members of the DOJ, as reported by Fox. “At the conclusion, Arthur demonstrated how to make components of IEDs, to include tripwire switches and improvised initiators. Once he was finished demonstrating how to make the components, Arthur provided them to the recipient of his training.”
As of this past Monday, the website for Tackleberry Solutions still states that it is “an educational company that teaches military tactics to the everyday citizen for Civil Defense purposes.” the web page also stated that its intended goal is to “keep you alive and FREE by teaching you how to protect yourself against tyranny.”
The website also stated that it gives the necessary training and materials for a large fee. For roughly $25,000, a client can get “In Person SERE Training.” It also sports a book for sale about “Improvised Explosives” for $499.
“Written by Arthur, of Tackleberry Solutions, this book was designed to help you create and set up your own explosive devices to aid you in your wartime tactics,” stated a description of the book on the website. “This book includes ways in which you can build your own explosives from common household items.”